Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie ‘are in the running’ to play gangland lawyer Nicola Gobbo in Foxtel’s new TV series.

Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie are reportedly being considered to play the lead in a new Foxtel series.

The Sunday Telegraph believes that the two actresses are part of a possible list, that also includes Naomi Watts, Elizabeth Debicki and Asher Keddie.

Foxtel has commissioned an eight-part series, Lawyer X: The Story of Informer 3838, based on the life of gangland lawyer and police informant Nicola Gobbo.

Foxtel’s executive producer of TV Brian Walsh, told The Sunday Telegraph that the new series will feature ‘cops, crims, capers, sex and betrayal.’

‘Our ambition is to cast someone who is brave and ready to embody this complex and controversial character and her story,’ Brian said.

The Sunday Telegraph understands that the series will be based on articles published by The Herald Sun, with journalists acting as consultants.

On Friday, Nicola was finally unveiled as the mysterious ‘Lawyer X’ who for years had passed confidential information from her gangland clients – including Carl Williams – on to police.

For years, her dangerous double-life was kept a secret until it was lifted by the High Court last week.

Victoria Police argued that identifying Nicola as ‘Lawyer X’ would put the lives of her and her two children at risk.

The full bench of High Court judges agreed, but said there was more at stake.

‘Large though those considerations may be, they do not detract from the conclusion that it is ¬≠essential in the public interest for the information to be disclosed,’ they told the court.

Immediately after the decision, Nicola and her two children went into hiding.


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